SUPERVISOR DIANNE JACOB
San Diego County Board of Supervisors

MAYOR STEVE VAUS
City of Poway

Contact: Steve Schmidt, 619-206-9108, steve.schmidt@sdcounty.ca.gov

NEWS RELEASE
3/30/16

 

COUNTY, POWAY TEAM UP TO HELP SENIORS FIGHT FRAUD

 

Seniors and caregivers are invited to a special presentation in Poway on how to fight off financial scammers.

The free “Don’t Get Hooked” forum, led by county Supervisor Dianne Jacob and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, will be held May 12 at 9 a.m. in the Poway Community Park Auditorium, 13094 Civic Center Dr.

 

* Those interested in attending can register by calling 844-899-1597 or sign up at www.surveymonkey.com/r/DontGtHooked. *

 

Speakers at the two-hour event will include scam victims, Sheriff’s Department Det. Maureen Perkins and Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood, an expert on elder abuse and financial crimes.

“Our goal is to arm seniors and caregivers with important information on how to avoid swindlers and other flim-flam artists,” said Supervisor Jacob. “Many scammers see the elderly as easy prey. Our message to seniors is simple: Let’s prove these crooks wrong!”

Experts from county Aging and Independence Services and the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk's office will also be on hand to offer advice and answer questions.

“It’s almost inconceivable to think there are crooks who’d stoop so low as to take advantage of seniors. But there are and they are always trolling for unsuspecting victims,” said Mayor Vaus. “This program will arm folks with the information they need to stop the bad guys in their tracks.”

Event check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. A free continental breakfast will be served.

This is the third “Don’t Get Hooked” event held within the past year in Jacob’s supervisorial district, District 2. She and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis teamed up in 2015 to bring more attention to the growing issue of senior scams.

For more information, go to www.sdcda.org.  

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